Our tropical feel continues

Good Monday, everyone. It’s another week of steamy air and scattered storms across our part of the world. Our tropical feel might get a little jolt later in the week by a true tropical system trying to pop in the western Gulf of Mexico.

In the near term, it’s all about the hot and humid weather, with a few boomers. Highs Monday should reach the upper 80s and low 90s in most areas. If you have more sun than clouds where you live, this might be the hottest day of the year so far.

Scattered storms will be floating around during the day, but that action might increase Monday night and Tuesday. The future radar from the NAM shows this increase:

NAM

Some strong storms will be possible Tuesday and Wednesday as our action picks up a bit. During that time, we have to focus on the potential tropical system coming our way. That system comes ashore in Texas and then works northward through the Mississippi River Valley and into the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall should be common along that track.

Tropics

Does that include Kentucky? That’s the million-dollar question I have to answer over the next day or so.

After that, the longer-range models show a dip in the jet stream across the eastern half of the country. That could allow for cooler air to move in by early next week:

Euro 3

I leave you with your tracking tools for the day:

 

 

Monday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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